Box Office Results: ‘The Emoji Movie’ crushes ‘Atomic Blonde’
Charlize Theron is breaking bones, but not records
Universal Pictures’ “Atomic Blonde” failed to opened at number-one at the box-office this weekend, the high-octane actioner even failed to topple “The Emoji Movie”. The two newcomers will have a tough battle in the weeks to come, with “The Dark Tower” and “Annabelle 2” set to release nationwide in the first two-weeks of August. This weekend also had two big-releases at the limited box-office, as select theaters started screening the drama “Detroit,” and the documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel”. If you couldn’t find “Detroit” in your area, just wait another week, the film is scheduled to open nationwide on August 4, 2017.
“Dunkirk” remained at number-one this weekend, bringing in $28M across 3,748 locations. The film’s two-week domestic total now sits at $102M for Warner Bros. Pictures. “Dunkrik” was written and Directed by Christopher Nolan, the film stars Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, and Aneurin Barnard.
Sony’s “The Emoji Movie” was hit with bad reviews before it released in theaters (at the time this article was written the animated-comedy had a score of 8% on Rotten Tomatoes) but that didn’t stop audiences from hitting the theater. The animated-comedy opened at number-two this weekend, grossing over $25M across 4,075 locations. “The Emoji Movie” was directed by Tony Leondis, who co-wrote the screenplay with Eric Siegel. The film features the voice-talents of T.J. Miller, James Corden, and Anna Faris.
Universal’s adult-comedy “Girls Trip” took third-place overall with a $20M weekend. The film remained in 2,648 locations, and has grossed over $65M domestically in just two-weeks. “Girls Trip” was directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the film stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Despite big-names and a ton of marketing, “Atomic Blonde” opened in fourth-place overall with $18M across 3,304 locations. “Atomic Blonde” was directed by David Leitch, working from a screenplay written by Kurt Johnstad. The film is based on the graphic-novel series “The Coldest City,” which was written by Johnstad. “Atomic Blonde” stars Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, and John Goodman.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” dropped to fifth-place overall this weekend. Sony’s big summer-blockbuster grossed another $13M for the studio, bringing the film’s four-week domestic total to just under $279M. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” was directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya, and Donald Glover.
These films will most likely lose their spots on the domestic box-office charts next week when “The Dark Tower,” “Detroit,” and “Kidnap” release in theaters. Mystery fans should look for “Wind River” at the limited box-office.